Abstracts: November 25th, 2004

The survey was carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the term e-learning being adopted. E-learning is now accepted as an essential feature of training delivery, but more practical work needs to be done on the implementation side if it is to be successful. Organisations need to address the implementation of e-learning to ensure they have support from line-managers and to develop a structure that meets the needs of both the organisation and the employees. Some organisations are taking positive steps to ensure e-learning works, with 57 per cent of respondents developing customised modules tailor-made for their organisation’s needs, rather than relying on generic, off the shelf packages.The survey found that 80% believe e-learning is more effective when combined with more traditional forms of learning and that usage will have doubled in three years time. CD-ROMs remain the most popular method of delivery of e-learning, with 73% of respondents using them. 69% believe e-learning demands an entirely new skill set for people involved in training and development.

Published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. http://www.cipd.co.uk